COVID-19 updates for co-op students

  • Learn about changes to the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 work term, including: 
    • Flexible pathways in place to help you complete your work term
    • Updated interview procedures
    • Current University travel policies
    • Resources to help you search for work in light of the current climate
  • Have you been asked to work remotely? We've put together six great tips to help you navigate this transition as a co-op student.
  • For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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Events


  1. Jan. 30, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. Aug. 6, 2020Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

    Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

    By Michelle Radman

    The office landscape has changed dramatically in the last few months. Many University of Waterloo co-op students were on their work term when the pandemic hit in March and needed to quickly adapt to a new world. Without hesitation, employers adjusted operations from working in-person to a virtual world. At the same time, many found ways to provide the support and peace-of-mind that co-op students needed to help adjust.

    Well-being and safety first

  3. May 27, 2020CEE and WI collaborate to support co-op students

    CEE and WI collaborate to support co-op students

    Waterloo International (WI) has allocated $20,000 to support co-op students. This is the result of a collaboration with Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), who identified a need to provide additional resources to international students.

    “Traditionally, our international co-op students have a great track record of finding employment,” says Norah McRae, associate provost of CEE. “The pandemic has added challenges and barriers that we’re committed to helping them overcome.”

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